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International programme for Sabbatical Leave and Research Residencies in Germany, 2014

Applications are invited for international awards available for foreign nationals to study research programme to spend one to three months on a research residency at Berlin State Museums. Funding is available for various research projects related to the multifaceted institutions of the SMB. The grants allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Berlin State Museums. The time period of the grant one may apply for ranges from one to three months. Selection will be based on the academic quality of the project, its significance for a given field of research and the academic qualifications of the applicant are decisive. The deadline for applications is 31st August 2014.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded for research projects related to the multifaceted institutions of the SMB.
Course Level: The studentships are available to spend one to three months on a research residency at Berlin State Museums.
Scholarship Provider: Berlin State Museums
Award can be taken at: Germany

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Eligibility: Graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany are eligible for application. The applicants must hold at least a first university degree at the time of application.

Open for International Students: Foreign applicants can apply for these endowments.

Description: Berlin State Museums The International programme enables scholars from all over the world to undertake one- to three-month research residencies at the institutions of the Berlin State Museums-Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin-Prussian Cultural Heritage, SMB). Funding is available for various research projects related to the multifaceted institutions of the SMB. The programme aims to strengthen the international network of the SMB and therefore addresses foreign researchers. In addition, the promotion of young researchers is of particular concern to the SMB. The grants are intended to enable scientists to work on their own research project at the SMB, make professional contacts and participate in the academic and cultural life of the SMB.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The time period of the grant one may apply for ranges from one to three months.

What does it cover? 
a. Graduate and/or doctoral-candidate grants for persons with a first university degree: 900 Euros per month.
b. Post-doctoral research grants for persons holding a doctorate or comparable qualification: 1,200 Euros per month.
In addition, a one-off allowance for travelling from and to Berlin once of up to 500 Euros may be granted upon presentation of the appropriate proofs.

Selection Criteria: The selection of applications will be made in the Directorate General of the SMB, based on the submitted documents and the judgement by the responsible collection curator. The academic quality of the project, its significance for a given field of research and the academic qualifications of the applicant are decisive.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The following application documents must be submitted via email or as unbound /untacked papers by post:
a completed application form (see separate annex)
-a tabular curriculum vitae
-two letters of recommendation by university teachers concerning the candidate’s academic qualification (only for graduates / doctoral-candidates)
-a list of publications
-copies of college/university diplomas and of certificates indicating the conferral of academic degrees
-a detailed exposition of the project with statements concerning the overall aim, method and the preparatory work already achieved.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application